Winter is coming and Mother Bear has found the perfect spot for hibernating. But bedtime in a cave is very different from bedtime outside, and Baby Bear can't fall asleep. First he wants a snack. Then he wants a drink. And now he wants the moon! What is a loving (but very sleepy) Mother Bear to do? With a lot of ingenuity, she proves herself up to the task, finding first food, then water, and finally a large snowball that can be almost like the moon, even inside a cave.
In the hands of Frank Asch, beloved author and illustrator of more than 50 picture books, this simple, seasonal bedtime story glows with warmth and love. Using his trademark sturdy forms, pure colors, and crisp lines, Asch infuses each simple illustration with personality and expression. He has equal success illuminating Mother Bear's frantic forays out into the cold winter landscape, and zooming in close to capture her nose to nose with her child — in a bedtime negotiation sure to be familiar to parents and kids alike.